This is a dumb place to put this, because it’s a Sony exclusive non-fighting game. But frankly, this is the only community I’m really engaged in so here it is.
I just saw the Last of Us Part II trailer from Sony Experience. And Damn…
I played the first game on PS3, and unlike Uncharted 3, I finished it. I think the game was overrated in a lot of ways, the controls were sometimes frustrating, the puzzles weren’t all that challenging and the silly “if a monster hears you you’re dead” sections were not only frustrating but not even very well done, in my opinion. But the game was more than the sum of it’s parts and despite some predictable or even cliché elements the narrative was an 11. I wanted to play it, I wanted to get to the end, and when it was over I wished that it wasn’t. I didn’t even like the ending (no spoilers) but holy ■■■■ that was an impactful game.
I never thought it needed a sequel, and in fact it seemed to me like a sequel could only damage the legacy of the first game. What would they call it, “the second to last of us?” So I wasn’t all that excited to hear about the sequel but interested enough to click on the link.
First of all, if there is an award for best teaser trailer this should win. This thing was perfectly tuned to the event, to the audience and to the nature of the game. The way it is constructed revealing/teasing different elements as it goes along is just masterful. Unbelievably good. Everyone should check it out - especially if you played the first game.
I don’t know that I would buy a PS4 just to play this. But I damn sure would have to think about it.